Who We Are

We are so glad you are visiting our website and hope that you find information here that is helpful to you as well as your friends, families, communities, and networks of solidarity. We strive to create a community environment (on and off campus) that is truly safe and celebratory of people of all genders, orientations, and expressions of identity.  As an office we hope that people come to understand and believe that when we say “all are welcome” we truly mean “ALL are welcome”…people of all orientations, genders, and identities.

The resources throughout our website are a starting point for delving into the complex and fascinating world of gender and sexuality.  Our website is not an exhaustive resource but we hope that it provides a starting place for answering questions and answering questions sparked from your initial questions–its an evolving, ongoing journey of deconstructing and reconstructing perspectives of how we individually and collectively live into sexuality and gender.  Because it seems that every day we discover a new aspect or way of understanding sexuality and gender, we are always looking for new resources to help people on their personal and professional journeys.

As the office continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our geographic location, we invite you to be part of the effort to create spaces where folks across the spectrums of sexuality, gender, and coming out feel affirmed in whatever ways needed.   Whether you need suggestions of places to eat, resources to help your roommate who just came out,  a quiet study space, a place to engage in thought provoking and action inspiring conversation, or want to help with awareness raising programming within Marshall University and the tri-state area, the LGBT Office is the place for you and is here for you.

 Mission

The Marshall University Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Office works to create, sustain, and strengthen an open, safe, equal, and inclusive campus community for students, faculty, and staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This is accomplished by providing counseling referrals, LGBT resources, programming, and safe spaces intended to enrich, empower, educate, and advocate for Marshall’s LGBT community. The LGBTO also recognizing the importance of creating opportunities for allied community members to learn about issues facing the LGBT population in order to help foster an open, equal, and inclusive academic climate.

Where We Are

We are located in the Memorial Student Center in the Lower Level—BW31